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by Oregon_Hiker
Oct 27 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

@chumley
And all this time I thought you were a member of the Dev Team.
by Oregon_Hiker
Oct 27 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

When I first started hiking in AZ and before I had found the HAZ website I actually believed that the trails described in AZ hiking books published 5 years earlier still existed. As a result on my first backpacking trip I spent a cold wet day in Feb 2010 wading up Deer Creek "Trail" #45 in the Mazat...
by Oregon_Hiker
Oct 27 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: True Confessions of HAZ
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: True Confessions of HAZ

@skatchkins
So when did you first start hiking in AZ? The timing might explain several incidences of hikers returning to the trailhead to find their cars were missing and then finding them at another trailhead.
by Oregon_Hiker
Feb 12 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

do we have any reason to believe that the person he talked to was making it up? The guy was riding an ATV, said he and his wife had 1.5 hours of available time to hike when they came to the "landslide". He was unclear about whether or not they were even on the correct trail but had reached a locati...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 20 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: FR 203 - Cherry Creek Rd
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Cherry Creek Rd FR 203

Regarding the boulder blocking FR203 just north of Devil's Chasm. I talked to a guy driving a blue 4x4 Tacoma down FR203 on April 11, 2017, who had just been up to Pueblo Canyon. He was able to drive around the boulder to get to the Pueblo Cny Ruins TH. His Taco looked stock and he didn't seem the t...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 20 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@RedRoxx44 My vehicle has 166K on it and it has seen some pretty demanding driving. OK, that will do it. Twice the mileage and most likely a much higher percentage of that has been on rough terrain compared to my FJ. Also, I've driven on a few of the "pretty demanding driving" places you've been an...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 20 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@Grasshopper I think I might have used low range 1st gear. Once. :) :lol: I've had the honor of experiencing your back road driving skills a couple of times. So, when I read that Tacos had the same problem you were the first person I thought of. As I recall you have broken part of the front suspens...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 19 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

Just checked the motor mounts on my 2008 FJ, manual transmission model, stock skid pan, no added weight like winch, or heavy duty bumpers. It only has about 85K miles on it. Mounts and frame around mount welds look good as new. :) But I take it really easy on rough terrain, try to avoid hard bottomi...
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 19 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@RedRoxx44
What a pain. I will check mine latet today as soon as I finish Grandpa duty. I'm wondering if I can see the area of the frame that cracks without moving stuff out of the way.
by Oregon_Hiker
Apr 19 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Auto, Bike, Boat, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning
Replies: 22
Views: 1269

Re: Toyota Motor Mount, Frame Failure Warning

@RedRoxx44
Was the welding shop able to do the fix without lifting out the engine or removing major suspension or front drive line components?
by Oregon_Hiker
Mar 06 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Galiuro Mountains area prescribed burn - road/ trail closures
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Powers Mine area - High Creek

I was at the Deer Creek TH on March 1. A map was posted on the TH gate showing the closed area. I took a photo of the map which might help answer some of the questions I see in this forum. [ photo ]
by Oregon_Hiker
Sep 19 2016 10:24 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: leg gaiters
Replies: 25
Views: 1477

Re: leg gaiters

When the gaiter type with straps wear through and break it's a bigger problem to replace in the field.. just not easy to replace/fix. So, if one is planning on buying & wearing gaiters on a longer or an AZT through hike, I would recommend buying the cord type gaiters and one will also need extra cu...
by Oregon_Hiker
Sep 19 2016 8:56 am
Forum: AZT General
Topic: leg gaiters
Replies: 25
Views: 1477

Re: leg gaiters

@Grasshopper I often wear the gaiters shown in the photos GH posted and heavy duty hiking boots for off trail hiking through brush and tall grass primarily for protection from thorns, sharp ends of broken manzanita branches, prickly pear hidden in the grass, etc. These have even prevented stab woun...
by Oregon_Hiker
May 19 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May

@MetalBackpacker
I would go with Zimmerman for getting both the best sunset and sunrise views at on location. Zimmerman is higher than Asbestos point and partially blocks the view of the eastern horizon from Asbestos point.
by Oregon_Hiker
May 16 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May

Your plan sounds good with the mention of your bail out alternative using the road from Aztec peak to Murphy TH. Also, the off trail section you show from the road switch back on the backside of Aztec Peak following the ridge out towards Murphy Peak should be easy going. I've hiked this route recent...
by Oregon_Hiker
May 15 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Looking for spectacular views - 2.5 day hike in AZ, mid May

Regarding your posted loop route in the Sierra Ancha, I'll add my thoughts to what Grasshopper said. 1. The off trail section of your hike down to Edwards Spring appears to go through very dense New Mexico Locust patches with a lot of downed trees for almost a mile after you pass the north end of Mu...
by Oregon_Hiker
Nov 05 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Found: Camera

Thanks to Wally for following up on this and finding the correct owner. I also have not heard from JSF but based on email reply to Wally from this other guy, I am sure he is the owner. I have sent him an email with Dropbox link to photos since he expressed an interest in them.
by Oregon_Hiker
Nov 04 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Found: Camera

Thanks to everyone helping to identify the probable owner. I will contact him and let you know the outcome.
by Oregon_Hiker
Nov 03 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found: Camera
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Found: Camera

Found a digital camera on a hill overlooking upper Rough Canyon in the Superstition Wilderness on Oct 31, 2015. I have recovered 143 pictures including a few short movie clips from the memory card going back to Dec 2007. It was lost on March 24, 2010. After studying the pictures I think the owner is...
by Oregon_Hiker
Sep 02 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: HAZ Apps
Topic: Route Scout - GPS Topo Mapper
Replies: 223
Views: 29148

Re: Route Scout

Used RS for a short walk through the Central Washington Univ campus last weekend and saved the route to the cloud - something I've never done before. I don't recall RS ever asking for my HAZ name. However when I got home and checked out saved routes under my HAZ ID, there it was. How did it know who...

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